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Thomas W. Valente wrote an interesting review of four strategies for 
network interventions:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6090/49.abstract

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El 15/05/13 19:50, Ken Vance-Borland escribió:
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> SOCNETers -- Are any of you aware of systematic evidenced-based 
> reviews of SNA-inspired interventions, in which empirical evidence 
> across multiple studies supports the notion of such interventions 
> being beneficial to study populations, and under what circumstances?
>
> For example, Chambers D, Wilson P, Thompson C, Harden M (2012) Social 
> Network Analysis in Healthcare Settings: A Systematic Scoping Review. 
> PLoS ONE 7(8):
> e41911. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041911"included 52 completed 
> studies, reported in 62 publications. Almost all of the studies were 
> limited to cross sectional descriptions of networks; only one involved 
> using the results of the SNA as part of an intervention to change 
> practice." [that was Anderson JG, Jay SJ, Perry J, Anderson MM (1990) 
> Diffusion of computer applications among physicians: a 
> quasi-experimental study. Clinical Sociological Review 8: 116–127.] 
> They concluded that "We found very little evidence for the potential 
> of SNA being realised in healthcare settings...Future research should 
> seek to go beyond the merely descriptive to implement and evaluate 
> SNA-based interventions."
>
> Any such evidence-based reviews you're aware of would be extremely 
> appreciated.       -ken
>
> Ken Vance-Borland, Executive Director
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